April 17-19, 2015
Marriott Hotel in Naperville, IL (near Chicago)
An entire weekend full of events for everyone!
“The ‘New’ in the New Era of Unitarian Universalism.”
We'll bring in two outstanding keynote speakers,
workshops to address every aspect of congregational life, and
outstanding worship and music led by professionals from across the Region.
Plan now to join 500+ UUs from MidAmerica Region!
Regional Assembly is made better by participants offering to lead workshops that either advance our theme, or provide tools for congregational life. Interested parties are invited to submit applications to lead and share their knowledge and skills with other attendees.
April 17-19, 2015 in Naperville, Illinois
The New in the New Era of Unitarian Universalism
How do you envision the New in the New Era of UUism? What is your congregation doing, or dreaming of doing, to ensure your relevance to the 21st century? Are you tearing down walls and reaching out into the community? Are you inviting people into your space in new ways? Have you reimagined what it means to be a member, to make your mark on the community, to embrace and share UUism? What can you share to help others embrace the changes of the electronic age, this Facebook, tweeting, texting, meet-up, and online world, as well as how to be together in person in better ways?
The Arthur M Judy Memorial Lecture (Keynote Speech), "Reclaiming Our Liberal Heritage and Embracing Our Hunger for Justice" was presented live in Topeka by the Rev. Dr. Paul Rasor.
Paul Rasor is Director of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Virginia Wesleyan College. Paul has a wide-ranging background that includes religion, law and music. He holds a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Ph.D. in the study of religion from Harvard, as well as a law degree (J.D.) and a music degree (B. Mus.) from the University of Michigan. He is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, and has served Unitarian Universalist congregations in Arlington MA and Lexington, MA, near Boston.